Statement on the Condition of Epicenter

November 5, 2022

Breeders’ Cup Press Release

LEXINGTON, Ky. ― Epicenter was pulled up by jockey Joel Rosario after sustaining an injury to his right forelimb in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and was attended to immediately by an expert team of veterinarians led by KHRC Chief Veterinarian Dr. Nick Smith. The horse walked onto the equine ambulance and is being transported to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital for further evaluation.

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Breeders’ Cup Limited administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, and the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. Additionally, the Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.   

The 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races with purses and awards totaling more than $31 million, was held on November 4 and 5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The Championships were televised live by NBC Sports. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on their social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok and YouTube.

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